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11:30 AM on 10.18.2013

Ryse trailer promises as much blood as you can handle

You know what next-generation console launch title hasn't been delayed? Ryse: Son of Rome. That one's truckin' right along as expected. Microsoft released a new story trailer today in case you need some context for your cont...

Brett Makedonski

8:00 PM on 10.15.2013

Crytek's free-to-play Warface launches next week

After what feels like years of hearing about Warface -- it literally has been that long, if you count the original release for Asia -- the free-to-play shooter is nearly ready for players in North America. More recently, the...

Jordan Devore

3:00 AM on 10.09.2013

Crytek's Warface is getting playable women soldiers

Warface, which I still can't say with a straight face, is adding playable women avatars to the fray. According to executive producer Joshua Howard, speaking to Games Beat, the "female characters are a big hit" in Russia, wher...

Steven Hansen

6:00 AM on 09.09.2013

Ryse wants you to name one of its QTE finishers

Crytek wants you to name one of the QTE finishers for Xbox One exclusive Ryse. My theory is that the team ran out of manpower to name them all itself because the game is basically a giant quick time event.  Follow GameS...

Steven Hansen

7:00 AM on 09.03.2013

TimeSplitters Rewind in development for PlayStation 4

Early this year, TimeSplitters fans got some decent news when it was announced that Crytek, owner of TimeSplitters developer Free Radical, was okaying a venture by fans and some former Free Radical employees to mash up the or...

Steven Hansen

8:00 PM on 08.28.2013

Crytek bringing free-to-play FPS Warface to Xbox 360

Okay. I'm willing to admit it -- for as silly as the name Warface is, it's fairly memorable. In a sea of free-to-play first-person shooters, this is among the first (and only!) to immediately come to mind. Not that I've ever ...

Jordan Devore

12:30 PM on 08.28.2013

Crytek upped Ryse's AI difficulty to offset QTEs

Ryse hasn't exactly been perceived as the Xbox One's darling as Microsoft had hoped, and Crytek seems aware of the criticisms. After the game's less than warm reception at E3, the developers took steps to alter the most ...

Brett Makedonski

10:00 PM on 08.22.2013

Ryse will have multiplayer microtransactions

[Update: Microsoft has released a statement addressing exactly how microtransactions will work in Ryse. “The progression system in ‘Ryse: Son of Rome’s’ cooperative multiplayer experience offers player...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:30 PM on 08.22.2013

Yep, it's pretty: New CryEngine demonstrated

Here's a tech demonstration out of gamescom for the latest iteration of CryEngine, which supports current-gen, PS4, Wii U, PC, and Xbox One, with further platforms to come. Calling it simply "CryEngine" is not an oversight o...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 07.09.2013

Crytek made Ryse so you can just mash buttons if you want

Ryse: Son of Rome is already on thin ice with a lot of people. Between the incessant quick-time events and the bland-looking gameplay, there doesn't seem to be a lot of excitement for this title. Some information recent...

Brett Makedonski







Ryse: Son of Rome looks to be sinking photo
Ryse: Son of Rome looks to be sinking
by Brett Makedonski

Microsoft likes Ryse: Son of Rome enough to put it in Monday's press conference. If my hands-on time was any indication of the final product, there's no reason to be so keen on it. Despite having only five minutes with the game, it didn't do much to impress.

The demo that I was given was the exact same segment that was shown during the briefing. It was useful in that it displayed the mechanics behind the fighting system, and probably gave a good indicator as to how the game will be structured.

The combat doesn't appear to be overly deep. Face buttons are assigned for striking, shield bashing, parrying, and initiating executions. The movement and fluidity wasn't quite as clunky as I had anticipated, but it was by no means smooth. It felt nothing more than serviceable.

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1:40 PM on 06.10.2013

Ryse: Son of Rome, father of quick-time-events

One of the all-new IP revealed at Microsoft's Xbox One E3 press conference was Ryse: Son of Rome. As if the name couldn't clue you in, Crytek's on the case. It's a third-person action game in which you command Roman troops a...

Jim Sterling

12:10 PM on 06.10.2013

Crytek shows off first actual gameplay for Ryse

Crytek unveiled gameplay from its upcoming Roman-combat game, Ryse, during the big Xbox conference today. It showed lots of hacking and slashing with Roman guys jumping off from a ship. At first glance it looks...

Joshua Derocher

10:00 PM on 05.30.2013

Crysis 3's multiplayer expansion heads to The Lost Island

Crysis 3 is getting some downloadable content in the form of The Lost Island. This pack will include four new maps, plus new weapons, and two new modes called Frenzy and Possession. Want to know more all about these new featu...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:30 PM on 05.24.2013

Destiny, Ryse, Mirror's Edge 2 & Jonathan Blow

Hey boys and girls, here's today's energetic and stupid Destructoid Show. It's the Friday of a very busy week, so excuse us if our brains are visibly leaking out of our ears. I'm really excited about Destiny, based on this t...

Max Scoville

3:30 PM on 05.22.2013

It's a start: Crytek's Ryse will be exclusive to Xbox One

Crytek's long-talked-about but little-shown Ryse will be an Xbox One exclusive, according to the game's official website. This hack-and-slash title, set in ancient Rome, has been billed as a major -- "Gears of War / Halo" maj...

Jordan Devore